Future Exhibitions


Aksum: a Late Antique Empire of Faith in Africa

26 Sep 2017 to 31 Jan 2018

Explore the religious and ideological history of the Aksumite empire in the light of the coins produced from the late 3rd century to c. 620.

Gallery 7 | Admission Free

Contemporary Japanese Tea Wares

3 Oct 2017 to 1 Jan 2018

The preparation of tea in a formal ‘ceremony’ has been practiced in Japan since the 1400s. This display is one of several events organized at the Ashmolean for the international Arethé Festival, which spotlights the arts of Japanese tea today.

Gallery 36 | Admission Free

Imagining the Divine

19 Oct 2017 to 18 Feb 2018

Exploring Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism, this major exhibition will be the first to look at the art of the five world religions as they spread across continents in the first millennium AD.

Galleries 58 – 61 | Ticketed | More Info

Qu Leilei: A Chinese Artist in Britain

7 Nov 2017 to 15 Apr 2018

Contemporary Chinese artist Qu Leilei (b. 1951) was a founding member of the avant-garde 'Stars Group' in the late 1970s, and immigrated to England in 1985.

Gallery 11 | Admission Free